Client Counseling on IP

Andrus' attorneys understand that managing an IP portfolio is a critical part of the business. That is why our attorneys get to know each client’s business, enabling us to help develop the most comprehensive and, ultimately, successful IP strategy possible.This engaged approach helps identify the scope of desired protection and formulate strategies to obtain and commercialize IP.

We are practiced in managing extensive IP portfolios for Fortune 50 and 500® companies, major universities, and research centers. We operate with a commercial focus so that our clients can make timely and cost-effective decisions regarding management of their IP.

For example, our attorneys have extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Providing opinions on obtaining patents, trademarks and copyrights;
  • Providing opinions of non-infringement of patents, trademarks and copyrights;
  • Providing opinions of invalidity of patents, trademarks and copyrights; 
  • Establishing programs for managing invention disclosure, review and prosecution;
  • Developing strategies and processes for developing and managaing an IP portfolio; and
  • Educating clients in IP issues to ensure commitment and consistency.

Once an IP strategy has been developed, Andrus' attorneys provide guidance and representation in maintaining each client’s IP portfolio. As technologies and competitive landscapes evolve, Andrus' attorneys assist clients with monitoring the portfolio, as well as ongoing protection of the portfolio and further development and expansion of the portfolio.

In addition to these services, Andrus' attorneys also assist with more specific client counseling needs. For more information regarding specific areas, please visit the Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights, Transactions and Litigation pages.